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Human Evolutionary Studies

College of Arts and Sciences


(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)



Admission Requirements

Students must be admitted to a Ph.D. program in the Depart­ment of Anthropology, the Department of Biology, the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, or other related department or program. They must also apply to the Program in Human Evolutionary Studies.

Program Information

Students should select an advisory committee made up of the two core faculty and at least one of the associate faculty mem­bers. For students whose home department is anthropology, at least one member of the advisory committee is expected to be from a department outside anthropology.

Ph.D. Minor in Human Evolutionary Studies

Course Requirements

The minor in human evolutionary studies requires four courses. Three of the four required courses are S510 The Archaeology of Human Evolution (3 cr.); S511 Seminar on Current Issues in Paleoanthropology (3 cr.) (Topics will vary; may be repeated for graduate credit); and ANTH B464 Human Paleontology (3 cr.).
The fourth required course will be chosen from the following: S512 Human Evolution and the Prehistory of Intelligence (3 cr.); S513 Modeling Human Evolution (3 cr.); or BIOL L505 Molecular Biology of Evolution (3 cr.).


A minimum of B (3.0) is required in each course that is to count toward the minor.

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